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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

distanceDistance370 miles (597 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$35 - $251
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€30) • 10 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $251 (€217) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 370 miles (597 km) to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Austrian Airlines or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.

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from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Union Ivkoni International
08:00PM10h00
Frankfurt am Main
06:00AMVienna
$451One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Union Ivkoni International
08:00PM10h00
Frankfurt am Main
06:00AMVienna
$451One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Austrian Airlines
12:55PM1h20
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
02:15PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$6131One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:11AM6h36
Frankfurt South station
02:47PMVienna Hbf
$1681One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:02AM6h45
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
02:47PMVienna Hbf
$1681One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
10:10AM6h37
Frankfurt South station
04:47PMVienna Hbf
$1681One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
04:45AM11h00
Frankfurt am Main
03:45PMVienna
$681One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:50AM10h05
Frankfurt am Main
11:55AMVienna
$771One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:00PM10h25
Frankfurt am Main
08:25AMVienna
$681One-way
0 transfers
Air France Hop
03:00PM8h05
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
11:05PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$2831One-way
1 transfer
Air France Hop
12:05PM11h00
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
11:05PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$2831One-way
1 transfer
Cityjet
10:10PM21h30
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
07:40PMVienna International Airport (VIE)
$5011One-way
1 transfer

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Travel from Frankfurt to Vienna: Journey Details

Traveling between Frankfurt and Vienna is simple, and you can choose from trains, buses and flights. Flying is far quicker, taking approximately 4 hours from door to door with 1.5 hours in the air. Trains are comfortable and only take around 6.5 hours to arrive in the Austrian capital. Buses present an economy option, while car pooling services like Bla Bla Car also travel from Frankfurt to Vienna.

Return trips from Vienna to Frankfurt are also available.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna, 94,24% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Frankfurt to Vienna

Flixbus, Regiojet and Eurolines all run daily buses from Frankfurt to Vienna, so there's plenty of buses to choose from. Frankfurt to Vienna buses start as early as 5:50 a.m. and there's even a service at 1:50 a.m. in the middle of the night. The journey takes around 10 hours, so if you want to arrive in time to check in, a departure at around 2:00 p.m. makes sense. All buses travel directly, with no changes needed.

Trains from Frankfurt to Vienna

Deutsche Bahn runs a direct train from Frankfurt to Vienna. The first Frankfurt to Vienna train of the day leaves at 6:22 a.m., while the final direct train leaves at 4:20 p.m., although indirect services leave after that if you're happy to change. The shortest rail journey takes 6 hours 48 minutes.

Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna

Flights from Frankfurt to Vienna are the fastest way to arrive in the Austrian capital, with daily flights available from Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Eurowings. Direct flights take 1 hour 25 minutes, and the first plane takes off just before 7:00 a.m. After that, there are flights every hour until the final take off at 9:50 p.m. All flights travel directly, and travelers should factor in around 4 hours in total when transport to and from the airports is considered.

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Find the best trip to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main with Austrian Airlines, FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

ÖBB Nightjet is an Austrian train company that offers overnight services across Europe. It has a range of train types, including the EuroNight, CityNightLine and Nightjet, which all offer comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. The EuroNight is the most luxurious option, with private compartments and a restaurant car. The CityNightLine is a more affordable option, with compartments and couchettes, while the Nightjet is the most basic option, with couchettes and reclining seats. Ticket types include Economy, Comfort and Business, with the latter offering the most luxurious experience. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, a restaurant car and a bar. The most popular routes for ÖBB Nightjet are from Vienna to Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class or Business Class for your next travel to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main.

        FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna

        FAQs: Travel to Vienna easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna.
        FAQs

        There are 3 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Vienna is a bus with an average price of $35 (€30).

        This is compared to other travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna:

        Taking a bus costs $217 (€187) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $251 (€217) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $35 (€30) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $69 (€60).

        The fastest way to get to Vienna from Frankfurt am Main is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

        Other travel options to Vienna take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 10 h of travel time.

        Taking a train requires on average 6 h 25 min of travel time.

        The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is approximately 370 miles (597 km).

        The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna is:

        • 3 buses per day.
        • Around 3 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna:

        • Most travelers board their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busparkplatz P36) and arrive in Vienna, Central Station Südtiroler Platz.
        • Most travelers take a flight from Frankfurt am Main Airport to Vienna International Airport.
        • Most travelers board their train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Vienna Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna:

        • Travel with FlixBus, Ourbus, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Deutschland for buses to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tickets on Omio for $35 (€30).
        • Travel with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Croatia Airlines or KLM Cityhopper for flights to Vienna. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Croatia Airlines Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tickets on Omio for $310 (€268).
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB Nightjet, Westbahn, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), EuroNight, ÖBB | Railjet or Sylt Shuttle Plus to go to Vienna by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Vienna tickets on Omio for $69 (€60).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna with the following travel companies:

        • You'll find 3 direct buses a day to Vienna with FlixBus.
        • You can check for a direct train to Vienna with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | ICE or ÖBB Nightjet with 1 direct train per day.

        Direct services to Vienna tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

        Looking to extend your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna? Many Omio customers who go from Frankfurt am Main to Vienna usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Salzburg or Munich. If you're looking to explore Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Salzburg or Munich from Vienna, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
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